Reply: I presume you emphasized the fact this cat in declawed in your promotions of her, as there are people who seek out a declawed cat. Barbaric as the practice is, it is ironically, often a "selling point" for cats.
But, as you note in the rest of your comment, since the cat is older, that of course detracts from her "adoptbility." That, and any "disability" of course.
As noted last week, as older people will often demand puppies or young, active dogs, those seeking declawed cats often demand kittens or adolescent cats.
Another "demand" that doesn't make any sense.
As I have often said to impossible adopters like these: "Someone isn't going to spend $400.00 to declaw a cat and then dump the cat a couple of months later!"
Declawed cats, when they DO come into shelters or rescue are almost ALWAYS older felines!
Eight or nine years, is, in fact typical of the average declawed cat who arrives at a shelter or rescue.
The other thing that should be noted about declawed cats is that in most cases, they have been psychologically altered by the traumatic act of declawing.
These cats are much more easily threatened and defensive than other cats. They are often uncomfortable around small, active kids and even other pets. Declawed cats seem to know they are "different" and often act accordingly. In having their main line of defense taken away, some declawed cats take to biting when feeling threatened. Others may have problems with the litter box and particularly, gravel litter as it irritates the sensitive paws of a a declawed cat.
You are wise to seek out a mature and quiet home for this cat. Preferably one without other pets.
Unfortunately, as noted, in most cases, seekers of declawed cats expect then to come that way as kittens.
As if the kitten would declaw him or herself!
And to think further that one can mutilate an animal and then expect that there are no consequences or repercussions from that action is equally unrealistic.
I too, have a declawed cat rescued almost two years ago.
"Brandon" is so terrified of other animals and is sometime erratic with the litter box, he too, has proved to be a very difficult, if not impossible adoption.
Personally, I believe declawing should be banned because of its inherit cruelty.
Unfortunately, such law would result in even more cats being dumped in shelters.
Sometimes I think with cats, one cannot win.
But, the "fault" is not with the cats; it's with the people. -- PCA